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SageX bug fixing example --- fix the mangled pow() function

Pyrex has an unfortunate bug in the way it handles the power function for cdef integers. Namely

   1 %pyrex
   3 def foo(int n):
   4     return 2**n


Looking at the c source code we see the the error on line 85

  __pyx_1 = PyFloat_FromDouble(pow(2, __pyx_v_n)); if (!__pyx_1) {__pyx_filename = __pyx_f[0]; __pyx_lineno = 7; goto __pyx_L1;}

Here the c function pow() is being used, which only operates on doubles. This is fine if the return type is a float, but if it is, say, a python object, then this code is incorrect. I will change this so that the resulting type is an integer in this case.

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days3/sprints/sagex (last edited 2008-11-14 13:42:11 by anonymous)